Need help deciding which ipad to buy? 1st gen Or 2nd gen?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JimmyMac123, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. JimmyMac123 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    I've been thinking recently of getting an iPad now that the 1st gen costs less than the 2nd gen. But I just cant decide between the ipad 1 and the ipad 2.

    These are the prices for the 1st gen ipad:

    16gb wifi only: 350€
    32gb wifi only: 399€

    iPad 2nd gen prices:

    16gb wifi only: 479€
    32gb wifi only: 579€

    I'm a business student and also have an office job. I do a bit of traveling to conferences and seminars. And feel that an iPad would be a better fit for me when i'm on the go. Usually I travel with a MacBook but rarely open it up.

    I would use the ipad for:

    Checking email
    Writing email
    Web browsing
    Skype calling and chating
    YouTube videos
    Reading PDFs
    Taking notes

    Can you help me to decide which model I should buy? should I buy the ipad 2 or save my money and buy the ipad 1?

    Thanks in advance
  2. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    For the list of tasks you are interested, iPad 1 is perfectly capable. You won't be needing the iPad 2. If you can, try to find a used iPad 1 for a good deal. You'll hardly lose any money when you sell it when upgrading to iPad 3.

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